Park City

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Park City is Utah’s most elegant mountain resort, with a Main Street built at the start of the 20th Century which looks particularly fetching under a dusting of snow. Beyond that are the exclusive restaurants and boutiques, and luxurious resorts and multimillion-dollar properties. And beyond that are the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range, and some truly world class skiing. Some of the best places to stay in Park City may require deep pockets, but our Guru’s list of recommendations start from around £200 per night.

The other thing worth mentioning about Park City is that it hosts the Sundance Film Festival. But before Clint Eastwood moseyed into town, or before it hosted the 2002 Winter Games, or before it became a world class ski resort, Park City was a silver mining town. And it has a fascinating and extremely colourful history. It was the mining company who built the first lifts and started the ski business in the 60s, before they closed the mines in the 70s. If that snippet piques your interest, then as well as exploring the slopes you should visit the Park City Museum.

In Winter you’re likely to catch some of the American Olympic ski team training here - that’s how good it is. And, as well as the ‘usual’ winter sports, Park City is great place to try out the luge, skeleton, bob sledding, ski jump, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing.

In Summer Park City is extremely popular with hikers, mountain bikers, golfers, horse riders and mountain climbers. Plus it hosts numerous music concerts, a regular market and the shopping and dining is just as good as during the ski season.

If you do visit in Summer and you have kids then the Park City Resort will buy you a day of peace, and the Olympic Park, with its zip lines, huge slides and rock climbing is a fun one for all ages.

Park City might be expensive but once you’re in the public transport is free. All year. And obviously there’s no problem travelling with skis or snowboarding gear.

Don't forget that this is a busy destination year round, so if you want to book a bed in one of the best places to stay in Park City, get organised and plan well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Park City

For families

  • Washington School House is a stunning,19th Century boutique hotel with a contemporary French feel and just 12 rooms. There’s an all year heated pool and this is a great place come Summer or Winter.

For luxury

  • The Stein Eriksen Lodge is a ski lodge/ spa resort with 180 large modern rooms. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, private hot tubs with stunning mountain views and an elegant restaurant.
  • Montage Deer Valley is perfect if you’re looking for a luxurious, activity based break. There are around 220 rooms and all the amenities you could think of whatever the season.  The views are incredible, plus there’s a fantastic restaurant.

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  • Washington School House

    Park City (Utah)

    Stunning 19th Century boutique hotel on the slopes with French contemporary chic interiors and a year-round heated pool. Luxurious and modern rooms feature designer bathrooms. Winter or summer, this hotel is the perfect location for the ski slopes, water activities and much more. All welcome!

    12 rooms from $300
    Fishing  -  Fish in the summer for or trout, bass, walleye and more in Park City's Resevoirs. Or Fly fish on the Provo and Weber Rivers.
    Kayaking  -  Down the two rivers of Park City: Weber and Provo.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Stein Eriksen Lodge

    Park City (Utah)

    Luxury Summit Country resort with spa, outdoor pool, in the midst of the great outdoors. Large modern rooms (some with private hot tubs) have stunning mountain views. Glitretind Restaurant is elegant and popular with cocktails and delicious dishes. Snow or sun there is a lot to do, out or in.

    180 rooms from $315
    Skiing  -  Park City is home to three world-class ski resorts: Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons Resort.
    Country Escape
    Great walks  -  Summer months lend themself nicely to strolls in the wilderness and outdoor concerts.
    Sights nearby  -  Utah Olympic Park from 2002 olympics.
  • Montage Deer Valley

    Park City (9100 Marsac Avenue)

    Activity based luxury resort in a stunning alpine valley. Views from the rooms will make you want to rise with the sun & explore the great outdoors. Skiing by winter, river-adventures by summer, with spa and pool to relax and cool off. You'll be spoilt for choice by the cuisine on offer.

    220 rooms from $1245
    Skiing  -  A truly magical alpine setting for skiing and snow shoe ramblings - end up with hot toddys on the apr├Ęs-ski Alpine Terrace
    Fishing  -  Provo, Green and Weber rivers lend themselves nicely to a spot of fly fishing.
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
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